Shhhh! God is Speaking to You!

Stand still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10 (NKJV)

Do you always have to have the last word? I used to. I’m also the one who tries to help God out once in a while with my problems. It seems so easy, in the beginning at least, to try to resolve or figure out the answer. However, time and experience have painfully taught me to stop dead in my tracks and allow God to be God. I forget sometimes that He already knows my tomorrow and that His sovereignty has already fixed my problems, no matter how great or small.

I reflect a season in my life where I felt very hopeless and I decided in my mind to just settle for whatever life brought. Then an opportunity came for me to move 3000 miles away from home, from my parents and from my job of eight years. What a major life decision to make! I heard every reason not to go from my own conscience, parents and others around me. Was this a wise move? How would I take care of my toddler son without my family around? Where would I work?

In spite of all of these legitimate concerns, I had to stand still and listen to God. I felt deep down in my spirit that God was leading me this way, but on the outside it seemed like an unrealistic move. I surely had planned something completely different from my life, but God’s plan was slowly unfolding. The more I let go of what I thought was best, the more I could hear from Him.
As of today, I have lived thirteen years in Delaware, after moving from sunny California. It was the best decision of my life! I have grown to know the Lord as a Friend, as a Provider and as a Father; an experience that I would have never known if I allowed fear to paralyze me.  

So shut out the noise of confusion, worry and other people’s opinions. Focus your attention on the Maker of Heaven and Earth. I promise if you want to hear from God, He is speaking loud and clear. But since He’s a gentleman, He will not bogart you. God will wait until you’re ready to be quiet. So just shhh and don’t be afraid to let God have the last word; I guarantee you it will be worth it!

Dear Lord, give me the courage to stand still and hear from you. Let me not fear to release myself to your unseen guidance, for I know You know what is best for me. Amen.